One more thing: If you want to be sure that the guys at NSA and CIA will read your TechSpot posts, then stick "John Kerry" & "Edward Snowden" in them.
It's the implication with everyone jumping straight to criticise the guy - and all he did this time was say what his roles at the NSA were and letting everyone know the NSA was lying or being deceitful - *again* - about something else.
Drug lords have millions or billions of dollars - resources that in poor countries can get a lot of favours from a lot of people. Snowden does not have any of that. Russia owes him no favours or protection. He can't pay for an army to protect him. He has the richest economy in the world with the richest people in the world offside with the best spies, assassins, drones, military, air force, navy and so on. He has taken off with the largest collection of compromised intelligence secrets in NSA history - and *as an individual* - which paints as big a target on his back as you are likely to ever see.
If I were him, I'd be expecting to be living on borrowed time - there's no way the administration is just going to let this guy off for what he's revealed. I'd say that justifies my claim until someone else can cite a better example of someone more ballsy.
Question:I enjoyed listening on this interview last night. I am still not sure whether he is a hero or a traitor though.
Yeah I guess, it is definitely good for us to have some knowledge of what is going on.Question:
Have you read anything about the US detesting what was leaked calling them fake?
Have you read anything about specific crimes being leaked?
Now that we have heard rumors of classified documents being sold. Have you hear any facts that this is what he has done?
I'm sorry I don't see where he is a traitor to anyone other than the ones wanting to keep the documents sealed. What gets me is now that the documents have reached public knowledge, what is so special about that knowledge that we didn't need to know about it to begin with? Have we created an up-risen with guns in hand? No, although we should because our government officials still have not gotten the message. They are still trying to contain the situation, by keeping their mouth shut.
He's a CIA spy now, huh? I guess this is proof he felt his 15 minutes were beginning to run out.
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on plausibility. I do agree on the fame angle, though. It's been interesting to watch how well paced he's been in revealing information about himself and the NSA. He spouts out some information, goes silent just long enough to fade from the public's attention and then pops his head up with further revelation. He'd make for an effective celebrity... Oh, wait...